China cuts official contact with Taiwan over new president
China said Saturday that communications with Taiwan had been suspended after the island's new government failed to acknowledge the concept that there is only "one China."
78 dead, 500 hurt by storms in eastern China
Hurricane-force winds, freak hailstorms, pounding rain and a tornado killed 78 people in China's eastern province of Jiangsu on Thursday and injured nearly 500 others, Xinhua reported.
Chinese bank staff given a public spanking (VIDEO)
A video of the incident has gone viral.
Hong Kong bookseller 'blindfolded, interrogated' during China detention
A Hong Kong bookseller known for selling titles critical of Beijing told Thursday how he was blindfolded, kept in a cell and interrogated by Chinese authorities after going missing eight months ago.
To keep winning against AIDS, China needs to talk more about gay sex
HIV prevalence is soaring among men who have sex with men. It's a trend that threatens one of the country's biggest public health successes.
How China censors words relating to the Tiananmen Square anniversary
Chinese internet users invent alternative phrases and pictures to circumvent web censorship during the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
China's richest man declares war on Disney with giant theme park
The Chinese conglomerate Wanda on Saturday opened its first theme park weeks before Disney launches a similar attraction in Shanghai.
For Hong Kong dissidents challenging China, ‘it feels like 1984’
As publishers and dissidents get snatched up after angering Beijing, fear and fury become the new normal.
Hundreds protest over sacking of Hong Kong editor
Keung Kwok-yuen was fired from the Ming Pao newspaper following the publication of a story linked to the Panama Papers leak, raising concerns about deteriorating press freedom.
China imposes controversial controls on foreign NGOs
The move comes amid a crackdown on civil society, which has seen scores of lawyers, academics and activists detained and dozens jailed.
Why a Tibetan couple’s wedding photos captivated the world
The series of beautiful pictures that turned half a billion heads.
Want to see a doctor in China? Wait in line or pay an illegal scalper to jump it for you
Touts are doing a roaring trade at Chinese hospitals buying and then reselling appointment tickets to patients wanting to get in front of a doctor.
China plans to be a world 'superpower' in soccer by 2050
In the next four years China plans to have 20,000 soccer academies and more than 50 million people playing the sport.
Censors in China: 'What Panama Papers?'
The Panama Papers have linked offshore shell companies to many of China's top leaders, but you won't read about it in China.
A Chinese funeral parlor is using 3-D printing to help the dead look their best
“It is difficult for relatives to see incomplete faces or bodies of their loved ones when they attend memorial services, and makeup cannot always sufficiently repair them."
China tells developers: Stop giving things embarrassing Western names
Chinese officials say property developments with names like "Yuppie International Condos" and "Merlin Champagne Town" are threatening the country's dignity.
What's killing China's judges?
Answer: The state's grip on the law. At least according to Chinese legal professionals, who have just seen another colleague murdered at the hands of a disgruntled plaintiff.
What if everyone had extremely long nose hairs?
A new WildAid video wants us to consider that question alongside China's air pollution problem.
Chinese woman found dead after month trapped in elevator
Maintenance workers shut off the power supply to the elevator after failing to properly check if anyone was inside, state media reported Sunday.
China bans images of gay people on TV
You're not going to see cleavage or witchcraft on the boob tube in China either.
Facebook's new 'angry' emoji has become a powerful weapon for Hong Kong activists
Here's how Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's Facebook page got flooded with angry faces.
China is producing the most billionaires in the world
The total wealth of the country's mega-rich matches the size of the Australian economy.
Made in North Korea: $300 ski jackets, and a whole lot more
Rip Curl has apologized after some of its snow wear was discovered to have been made by a factory in North Korea. But the problem goes far beyond a few ski jackets.
Hong Kong residents say China's invading their TV sets
The city's autonomy from Beijing is more threatened than ever, some residents say. Just look at what's on TV.
China bans 'weird' architecture; goodbye, penis skyscrapers
New urban planning guidelines call for 'aesthetically pleasing' buildings, and no more gated communities.
China just put very powerful missiles in the South China Sea
Surface-to-air missiles in the middle of the planet’s most contested waters? Seems sensible.
Things are heating up in the South China Sea
China just upped the ante, big time. It now has surface-to-air missiles parked in the middle of the planet’s most contested waters.
Since China devalued its currency, it’s spent $400 billion trying to save it
It's not working.
Hong Kong riots to defend illegal street vendors — but it's about much more than that
The 'fishball revolution' isn't really about street food.
China’s reach over fleeing dissidents is expanding worldwide
Here's why more and more countries are willing to help China capture its critics on the lam.
Assange may feel 'vindicated,' but he hasn't left the embassy yet
There is no doubt the WikiLeaks founder scored a PR victory, but just what it means, practically speaking, remains to be seen.